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Nottingham Damp Proofing

The aim of Nottingham Damp Proofing – is to supply professional damp and timber surveys, reports and/or quotes alongside information and recommendations on how to cure rising damp, beetle contamination (woodworm), dry rot, timber decay and condensation. We carry out Nottingham damp proofing and timber treatments for homeowners, property managers, general contractors, property developers, owners of commercial buildings and local housing associations.

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Along with undertaking specialist damp-proofing and timber treatments, additionally we provide damp and timber surveys for pre-purchase & re-mortgage requirements when dampness & timber defects have been highlighted in the home-buyers survey report.

Free surveys and plain English reports are handled quickly and efficiently. You will find that our care and commitment to your solution is evident from survey right through to completion.

Rising Damp Nottingham

Rising Damp is a circumstance where ground water is drawn upwards through direct contact with brickwork and mortar.

Water rises by capillary action where substandard or impaired damp proof courses are present in the walls throughout the home.

Rising Dampness can be a blight which could have an affect on external and internal wall structure alike. The fundamental cause of dampness in this instance comes from where the bricks and mortar of a wall is direct contact with the ground. 

The dry upper parts of the wall acts like a wick and draws water upwards from the wet lower bricks, if you can observe this type of damp on your walls contact us today for a free site survey and written quotation for Nottingham damp proofing.

Identifying Rising Damp

Damp patches to external walls as demonstrated on right, considerable moss/lichen growth on exterior brickwork, discoloration. Dampness may also be felt and seen on interior walls of the premises, wetness and salt bands are typical common tell-tale conditions to look for.

Penetrating Damp Nottingham

Penetrating Damp comes about when substandard roofing, brickwork, windows, high ground levels etc. permits water to penetrate to the internal fabric of the home.

Defects to the outside construction of the building works: weak roofing, ingress of water through uncapped chimneys, notably unvented blocked chimney breasts. chipped render & brickwork, clogged or defective guttering, broken & corroded downpipes, improperly fitting or spoiled door frames & windows, all of which allows for rain water to pass through into the fabric of the building.

Identifying Penetrating Damp

Symptoms to look for when trying to figure out if the cause of problems is penetrating damp include; Discoloration of the internal decor with the presence of tide marks, salt deposits. Blown/blistered (hollow sounding) plaster. Wet and/or rotting skirting boards at times exhibiting rusting nails, very much like floor timbers. Random damp patches to any level on the walls and ceilings. Black colored mould on inside walls, window frames etc.

Condensation

Condensation is considered the most frequent form of dampness and is usually the result of bad ventilation in the home.

It’s largely obvious on cold walls, cold floors and windows. A revealing sign of moderate to critical condensation is definitely the appearance of a dark colored mould. The condition can also be found in floor voids and loft areas (a white mould), where, if not dealt with, dampness can bring about wet rot or dry rot. This occurrence is best avoided in both instances from a health and from a cost view.

Identification

There’s a lot of indications to indicate condensation presence above acceptable levels, black mould to window frames being the easiest for the normal homeowner to recognise.

Woodworm Treatments Nottingham

You might not realise that you’ve got a woodworm problem until the resulting damage becomes visible, so early identification is crucial before they cause more harm.

Different wood boring insects favor different types of woods, which will help you to distinguish what sort of woodworm is causing your problems. Some prefer softwoods like pine, spruce and cedar while others like hardwoods such as oak, ash, sweet chestnut and mahogany. No matter the species, each of them will leave some signs, if you have an active woodworm infestation.

Identification

There are many tell tale signs that can help you identify woodworm and a potential woodworm infestation. They include:

Small round exit holes within your woodwork, similar to the holes in a dart board.
Fine, powdery dust around these holes (this is called frass).
Crumbly edges to boards and joists.
Tunnels within the timber
Weak and damaged timbers or flooring.
Adult woodworm beetles emerging from hole within the timber.
Dead beetles around a suspected woodworm infestation or on window sills

Our Guarantee’s

We guarantee all work carried out, and can provide underwritten guarantees ( Towergate Underwriting) which are related to the house, not the owner. They are also transferable upon future sale of the property adding extra value to your home.

Dampness at home may be broken down into 3 main groups;

  • Rising Damp
  • Penetrating Damp
  • Condensation

Contact Nottingham Damp Proofing

We carry out significant preservation works for properties at considerable risk from damp, decay and can also quote on problems occuring on your property. As Nottingham’s best Damp Proofing company we pride ourselves on delivering fantastic client service.

We will come out and find out the issue and provide a quotation for our Nottingham damp proofing services. On agreement we shall carry out the work as specified, we can also allow in our quotation for complete reinstatement and redecoration if need be.

When you contact us for an appointment we’ll supply you with a specific time and day that’s mutually convenient. Look no further than Nottingham Damp Proofing if you require peace of mind when commissioning damp proofing in Nottingham.